Hi friends! Hope you’re enjoying the day. I’m here relaxing at home after yesterday’s procedure, which went well! I’m thankful to my friend Erin for taking over the blog today with an awesome plank challenge yoga flow. I’ll be back with Friday Faves in the morning. <3
BEEP BEEP! Hold tight, beauties! I’m in the driver’s seat here at The Fitnessista today so let’s all grab a drink– err, wait– back up. First let’s take this analogy out of the car and into my house where we can hang out safely, shall we?
Anyway, HI! My name is Erin Motz, I’m the co-founder of Bad Yogi, and I have a confession: I used to think yoga was only for old people and lazy fitness types who wanted to do some kind of activity without actually having to work hard. This sounds horrible, I know, especially coming from a yoga teacher, but I’m just being honest here!
Of course it didn’t take long for yoga to put me in my place and prove itself to be a seriously legitimate way to get stronger and healthier, and I’m not just saying that. Take planks, for example.
Plank is one of those poses that I love to hate. It feels great once I’m done, but is kind of evil in the midst of it. I was pretty much sold when I heard Dr. Oz say a few years back that it was the best exercise you can do for your core. This little fact has been touted all over the internet since then and I’m a believer. I can definitely tell the difference in my midsection when I’ve been working this pose in to my routine regularly and when I’ve been slacking. It definitely keeps the posture right and the middle pulled in nicely.
Even as a yogi, planks have their place. In this quick 14-minute session, we’re building up the burn with some serious plank work that’ll leave you feeling like Super Woman. Dr. Oz failed to mention this little benefit, but you can trust me– I’m a yoga teacher 😉
Now go ahead and try this one on for size and let me know what you think!